Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

 Section 504

​Section 504 is a Federal law that protects the civil rights of persons with disabilities. The District is required to: 

  • identify and notify qualified disabled students of their rights. 
  • evaluate students to determine eligibility. 
  • meet the needs of eligible, disabled students as adequately as the needs of nondisabled students. 
  • provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE). 
  • provide the parents of each eligible student with the required procedural safeguards.
Students of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System who meet the following definition of disability:

  • Has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities 
  • Has a record of such impairment 
  • Is regarded as having such an impairment
What is a 504 Plan? 
Students of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System who meet the following definition of disability:

Students who meet the eligibility guidelines will have a 504 Plan developed for use in school. The Plan specifies the nature of the impairment, the major life activity affected by the impairment, accommodations necessary to provide access based on the student’s needs, and the person(s) responsible for implementing the accommodations. Parents are encouraged to participate in development of the plan.

GSNA Public School Transfer Process for SY 2022-23

The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS) Public School Transfer process will be open May 1st through COB May 18th  for students who receive services or accommodations through a section 504 Plan or an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Parents of a student with a 504 Plan or IEP, who are interested in a public school transfer within the District, are encouraged to submit their request online by completing the secure form located at the following link:

Parents will be notified by May 27, 2022 of the status of their transfer request.

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